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2010-11-08 16:31:28

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial sex industry in China's Sichuan province. Since 2007, heterosexual transmission has replaced injecting drug use as the primary transmission mode of all HIV infections in China. The study is available online in advance of publication in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. "We found a large burden of syphilis...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China SHESAYS Medical Cosmetology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSAY) ("China SHESAYS" or the "Company"), which operates a chain of specialized medical cosmetology hospitals, clinics and skincare centers in Sichuan province, today announced that it recently opened another new outpatient clinic in Zigong city in Sichuan province. The Zigong clinic, which officially opened on October 28th, is directly operated by the Company's flagship...

2010-11-01 07:02:00

Guan structure now believed to have potential of up to 1 trillion cubic feet of gas CALGARY, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ - David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and Gerald Moench, President of Sunwing Energy Ltd., today announced better-than-expected reservoir characteristics at Sunwing's Zitong-1 gas well in Southwest China based on an analysis of logs from the Xu5 and Xu4 shallower target formations.  "The results of this...

2010-10-25 09:10:00

The impact of China's devastating 2008 earthquake was substantially lessened by environmental conservation programs for some of the country's most fragile habitats, according to research published in a journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science this week. Analysis of satellite imagery and field data by scientists at Michigan State University and in China show the quake "“ and the resulting landslides "“ affected 10 percent of the forests covering the mountains that are home...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China SHESAYS Medical Cosmetology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSAY) ("China SHESAYS" or the "Company"), which operates a chain of specialized medical cosmetology hospitals, clinics and skincare centers in Sichuan province, today announced that it has recently opened two new outpatient clinics in Leshan and Yibin cities in Sichuan province. The Leshan and Yibin clinics, opened on August 18 and August 26 respectively, are both...

2010-09-19 07:20:00

A spokesman for Dell said Friday that the computer giant plans to open its second center in China next year as it looks into a $100 billion investment in the world's fastest growing market over the next decade. Spokesman David Frink told AFP that the company's new center in Chengdu, which is located in the western Chinese province of Sichuan, will include manufacturing, sales and services to support its rapid growth in the region. He said that the new center is expected to be operational in...

2010-09-16 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China SHESAYS Medical Cosmetology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSAY) ("China SHESAYS" or the "Company"), which operates a chain of specialized medical cosmetology hospitals, clinics and skincare centers in Sichuan province, today announced that it has retained CCG Investor Relations ("CCG") to design and execute its investor relations campaign. Founded in 2005, China SHESAYS operates a chain of specialized medical cosmetology...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China TransInfo Technology Corp. (Nasdaq: CTFO), ("China TransInfo" or the "Company"), a leading provider of intelligent transportation systems for highway and urban transportation management in China, announced today that the Company was recently awarded electronic toll collection ("ETC") contracts totaling RMB 44.6 million (approximately $6.7 million) in Shanxi Province, Shandong Province and Sichuan Province. According to the...

2010-07-15 11:46:00

BOSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- China PharmaHub Corp. ("PharmaHub"), the majority owner of World Wide Relics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WRLC), announced today that it has entered into a five-year Cooperation Agreement ("Agreement") with the Sichuan Technical Exchange Center ("STEC"), a subsidiary of the Sichuan Provincial Science & Technology Department. PharmaHub will represent the Sichuan government in seeking out biotechnology projects and the STEC will be assisting PharmaHub and...

2010-06-23 08:00:00

NANCHONG, China, June 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Nano Silicon Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ANNO) ("American Nano" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of Micro-Nano Silicon, a basic raw material for detergents and other applications in the chemical industry, announced today that the Company has entered into a sales agreement with Sichuan Juxing New Material Co., Ltd ("Sichuan Juxing"). The agreement states that American Nano will distribute...

Latest Sichuan Reference Libraries

Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a unique appearance. It had small dorsal plates and large shoulder spikes (or spines). The spines were...

2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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